The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced direct grants to 631 nonprofit arts groups totally almost 30 million dollars. The Oregon Symphony will receive $50,000 and the Portland Youth Philharmonic will receive $25,000, the Eugene Symphony will receive $50,000, and Early Music America (headquartered in Seattle) will receive $25,000. For the complete list of organizations that received awards, click here.
Also, the Vancouver Symphony (WA) has just announced that it is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. For more information, click here.